According to Reuters, [Turkish PM...]
Erdogan has called for an immediate end to the protests and has said his government will investigate claims that the police have used excessive force. But he remained defiant.
“If this is about holding meetings, if this is a social movement, where they gather 20, I will get up and gather 200,000 people. Where they gather 100,000, I will bring together one million from my party,” he said in a televised speech.
It’s obvious that Mr. Erdogan does not understand Democracy.
Democracy is not a process of raising gangs to enact your will; Democracy is free people freely choosing one option over another. Perhaps if Mr. Erdogan understood this distinction he would not be the cause of so much suffering and anger.